B Augmented Piano Chord

Root
B
3rd
D#
♯5th
FX
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
B
D#
FX

The Notes in a B Augmented Chord

The Root

You'll have no trouble finding the root of a B Augmented chord, because it's what gives a B Augmented chord it's name: It's the note B.

The 3rd

The third of a B Augmented chord is D#. The third is up four half-steps from the Root.

Finding D# from B step by step:

  • Start on: B
  • Step 1: move up to C
  • Step 2: move up to C#
  • Step 3: move up to D
  • Step 4: Land on D#
3rd
D#
Root
B
1
2
3
  • C is a minor second above B.
  • C# is a major 2nd above B.
  • D is a minor third above B.
  • D# is a major third above B.

The Sharp Fifth

The sharp fifth of a B Augmented chord is FX. The sharp fifth is down four half-steps from the Root (a major third down).

Finding FX from B step by step:

  • Start on: B
  • Step 1: move down to A#
  • Step 2: move down to A
  • Step 3: move down to G#
  • Step 4: Land on FX
♯5th
FX
Root
B
1
2
3
  • A# is a minor second below B.
  • A is a major 2nd below B.
  • G# is a minor third below B.
  • FX is a major third below B. The sharp fifth is down a major third? Confusing, right? The note FX is down 4 half-steps from B, but up 8 half-steps from B:
♯5th
FX
Root
B
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

The Inversions of B Augmented

Root Position

Root
B
3rd
D#
♯5th
FX
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
B
D#
FX

1st Inversion

3rd
D#
♯5th
FX
Root
B
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
D#
FX
B

2nd Inversion

♯5th
FX
Root
B
3rd
D#
E
G
B
D
F
F
A
C
E
FX
B
D#

Other Augmented Chords

Other B Chords